02Days Tour Arequipa – Choqolaqa Forest Rock – Colca Canyon
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits between Arequipa and Moquegua (Winery & Vineyards), all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours. All prices bellow include reservation fees.
02DAYS AREQUIPA – CHOQOLAQA FOREST ROCK – COLCA CANYON – AREQUIPA (Private Tour)
|PRICE PER PERSON (SUPERIOR CLASS)||INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
|US$00.00 Based on 02 persons||Inclusions: Private luxury transportation for 03Days Arequipa – Tisco – Choqolaqa – Chivay – Colca Canyon – Arequipa, English-Spanish speaking private guide, entrance tickets to Colca, stops en route at points of interest, guided visit look-out of condor and stops at local villages.
Exclusions: For hotels located out of Chivay village there is an additional charge. Others not mentioned in the program.
|US$00.00 Based on 03 persons|
|US$00.00 Based on 04 persons|
|US$00.00 Based on 05 persons|
|On request 06 up|
|Day 01: Arequipa – Tisco + stops
Depart: 7:30am, Arrival: 12:30pm
|Distance Arequipa – Tisco: 00 km|
|Day 02: AM Tour to Choqolaqa forest rock
Depart: 07:00am Return: 14:00pm
|Distance Tisco – Choqolaqa forest rock: 00 Km
PM Afternoon Tisco – Chivay
Depart: 14:00pm Arrival: 18:00pm
|Day 03: AM Tour to condor + stops
Depart: 06:30am, Return: 12:00pm
PM Return Colca Canyon – Arequipa
Depart: 13:00pm Arrival: 17:00pm
|Distance Chivay-Cross of condor: 42km
Distance Chivay – Arequipa: 165km
02DAYS AREQUIPA – CHOQOLAQA FOREST ROCK – COLCA CANYON – AREQUIPA (Private Tour)
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: AREQUIPA – CHIVAY – COLCA CANYON – SIBAYO VILLAGE: Early morning around 3:30am a guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel to take you to Colca Canyon, which is located 165km away from Arequipa and 42km from Chivay town, on the way we will ascend up to 4910 meters, place called Patapampa, from there you can clearly see the Grand Canyon of the Colca, the snowcapped volcano Misti (Arequipa). According to the Andean custom, formerly travelers crossed mountains and left in their way on the highest part of the road (apachetas) small stones making a wish and leaving all the fatigue in these stones, for this reason that there are on this place (Patapampa) many piles of rocks left by the travelers. Then we descend to Chivay, a small village on the river of the Colca Valley. We arrive to the village of Chivay approximately at 06:30 am. Breakfast at local restaurant at Chivay village. After breakfast we continue to the viewpoint cross of Condor to appreciate the majestic flight of the condor. The condor world’s largest bird can fly up to 7000 m of height and live up to 85 years approximately. In Inca times the condor was considered a very special divinity because linked the hanan pacha (mundo de arriba) with kay pacha (mundo donde vivimos). There is a clear hierarchy at lunch time, because the adult males will eat first, then adult females and finally young condors, usually the condor are a scavenger (feeding on large mammals). Usually you can see the condor in the morning, at which time they go out of their caves to hunt mammals. The Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world, which was studied and measured in 2005 by the Polish Andrew Pietowski over 4160m (north side) and 3600m (south side), located in the district of Huambo. The origin of the Colca Canyon is tectonic and formed 150 million years ago. Returning to Chivay on route we will observe the Inca terraces along Colca canyon, likewise some villages as Achoma and Yanque. Arrival in Chivay village around 12:30 for lunch. Afternoon at leisure for hotsprings (optional). Then we continue to Sibayo village taking the unpaved road, passing on the way the local villages of Canocota, Tuti. Arrival in Sibayo village (Chivay-Sibayo 35km). Dinner-menu included. Overnight at rural cottage in Sibayo village.
DAY 02: SIBAYO – TISCO – CHOQOLAQA FOREST ROCK – TISCO – CHIVAY – AREQUIPA: Breakfast included. Early morning around 6:30am a guide and driver will pick you up from guest house to take you to Tisco village, a car trip of 1.30 hours, located at marker 47km. In Tisco village live 1850 inhabitants and the main activity is livestock. Then a guide and driver will take you to the forest rock of Choqolaqa (Tisco-Choqolaqa 46km) by unpaved road, a car trip of 2 hours, the road is dusty between april-november, and muddy in the rainy season between dicember-march. Then hiking to forest rock, at beggining is uphill, where the top is located at 4800m. We will see lot of alpacas and llamas grazing during our walking. Arrival in Choqolaqa, also called by locals as the petrified city fo Arequipa, this place is spectacular because the nature carved different types of figures as women and angels. Also animals as seals, elephants, condors, besides castles, towers and much more. Then box-lunch included during the trip. We go back to Tisco around 13:00pm, then we continue for our next destination which is Arequipa, a car trip of 6:30 hours (Choqolaqa-Chivay-Arequipa 287km). Arrival in Arequipa, then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Arequipa.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The tour INCLUDE pick up from hotel, stops en route at Pampa Cañahuas National Reserve of Vicuñas, Patahuasi Restaurant, Aguada Blanca & Torja, Patapampa View Point of Volcanoes (4910m), English-Spanish speaking guide for 02Days, land tourist transportation, return to hotel (Arequipa). Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees to Colca valley S/. 70.00 soles (Peruvian currency) or US$24 (USA dollars), accommodation, transport for hotels located out of Chivay village, entrance fees to hotsprings La Calera, meals, drinks, extras, tips.
IMPORTANT: Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record) + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining & confortable seats, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA||OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS|
|Technical specifications: Our modern & new tourist transportation vehicles: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)||Technical specifications: Few tour operators work with good tourist transportation vehicles as: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)|
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen & first aid kit, telephone charger and maps, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.||First Aid Kit & Services: Few tour operators provide this service.|
|Insurance policy: Our tourist transportation vehicles have national permit circulation and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record)||Insurance policy: Most of tour operators work with vehicles which have local permits only.|
|Tours guides: We put at your disposal the most qualified staff of tourist guides, with degree of the Institute (3 years) or University (5 years) and certified from the language center of the university and Peruvian-American Cultural Center (US Embassy) with a high level of English.||Tours guides: Some travel agencies are not paying their guides or drivers, hiring them without experience. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs during the journeys with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.